Youth Services Bureau Foundation | Ottawa Business Journal

The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) provides life-changing programs and services to youth aged 12 and older and their families, in the areas of mental health counselling, shelter and housing, support for employment and legal services. YSB staff support over 3,000 young people every month, no matter where they live, what they look like or who they love.

With the support of our community, we have helped change the lives of tens of thousands of young people so that they can lead independent, healthy and stable lives.

Throughout COVID-19, YSB remains an essential service for Ottawa youth and families.

In one look :

Year of foundation: 1960

Total turnover for the last financial year: $32,069,943

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LinkedIn: /ottawa-youth-services-bureau/about/

Main sources of funding:

  • Government funding: 91%
  • Individual donations: 3%
  • Corporate donations: 3%
  • Other charities: 1%
  • Other sources: 2%

Geographical region targeted: Ottawa

How you can help

To give

To meet fundraising needs – particularly in the areas of mental health, shelter and housing, and employment – the YSB Foundation raises funds throughout the year through grants, digital fundraising campaigns, direct mail and email campaigns, as well as through partnership and sponsorship opportunities. The Foundation is honored to work with its corporate and foundation partners, sponsors, individual donors, as well as community and youth groups to ensure young people have access to our programs and services.

YSB’s Stay Up Ottawa virtual event is rallying the community to support previously homeless youth residing in its 2 shelters and 4 apartment buildings.

Stand Up Ottawa: YSB welcomes workplace, family and community teams to its annual Stay Up Ottawa event (formerly known as YSB SleepOUT for Youth). Fully bilingual and complete with an exciting online evening program, this year’s virtual event takes place on November 26. Bringing together work crews, families, community leaders and YSB staff, participants pledge to spend a night sleeping in their backyards or on their patios, while raising funds to support the two shelters and the four YSB apartment buildings for youth who were previously homeless. This year is the 9th annual event, which has raised over $1.5 million since its inception. In addition to support from sponsors as well as corporate and family teams, a large portion of the funds raised each year come from local youth, who step up to support their peers in need in our community.

Events and fundraising

To meet fundraising needs – particularly in the areas of mental health, shelter and housing, and employment – the YSB Foundation raises funds throughout the year through grants, digital fundraising campaigns, direct mail and email campaigns, as well as through partnership and sponsorship opportunities. The Foundation is honored to work with its corporate and foundation partners, sponsors, individual donors, as well as community and youth groups to ensure young people have access to our programs and services.

Board members and executives

Two portraits of two women smiling at the camera.
Patti Murphy is CEO of the YSB Charitable Foundation; Isabelle Perreault is President

Patti Murphy

Executive Director, YSB Charitable Foundation

Isabelle Perreault

Chair

President & Founder, Differly

Kerry Patterson Baker

Forest Products Association of Canada

Rebecca Murray

Carleton University

Scott Lawrence

HealthCraft Products Inc.

Martin Samson

Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs

Christophe Rheaume

Ottawa Police Service

Dr Neda Amani

Amani Health

Chris White

Canadian Meat Council

Maria McRae

Community advocate, lawyer

Kelly Youngdale

Label Innovation Inc.

Balwinderjit Singh Kapoor

MDS Aero Support Corporation

Justin Veale

Forest Products Association of Canada

Erika Falconer

RBC

Shawn Hamilton

Canderel Group

Christine Leadman

Bank Street BIA

Kate Dalgeis

Wind rose group

Jennifer Stuart

Strategic Syntax

Funding priorities

A screenshot of a video call with four people.  At the top it is written "OSEG and Redblacks are hosting a virtual wellness session with BSJ."
YSB’s Mind Matters youth mental health series has gone virtual to create dialogue in support of youth, parents, employers and employees.

The YSB Foundation’s fundraising priorities focus on two major challenges for young people in our community: mental wellness and affordable housing. YSB is the lead agency for youth mental health in the Ottawa region and provides services to youth with mental health issues as well as support for their families. We’re raising much-needed funds to ensure young people can access our virtual, walk-in youth mental health clinic, 24/7 crisis phone line and online chat service. 24-hour crisis cases, our short-term mental health centre, our mobile crisis team, as well as our two dedicated youth shelters and four apartment buildings, and the Center d’accueil pour jeunes du downtown.

2675 Queensview Drive

Ottawa, Ont.

K2B 8K2

www.ysb.ca

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